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  1. [ubuntu] Where's the robust Ubuntu backup solution?

    Dear Ubuntu community, admittedly my favorite OS is OS X, and I am really loathing Windows after working on it for 25 years. I really like Ubuntu distro, but I am struggling with what I consider to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: 14.04 x86 Live CD won't boot

    Hmm, it could be a hardware compatibility issue. I found an old 12.04 DVD, and that booted up fine. I'm going to try installing from there, and upgrading via downloads.
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    [ubuntu] 14.04 x86 Live CD won't boot

    I get a black screen with blinking cursor. The DVD drive gives some activity for a minute, then stops. If I hold down L-Shift while booting, it seems to make no difference.

    The hardware is an...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Not resolving Internet names

    Pretty bad when you answer your own question! http://askubuntu.com/questions/131342/problems-with-dnsmasq-in-ubuntu-12-04

    dnsmasq was disabled in Network Manager, I enabled and rebooted, that did...
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    [ubuntu] Not resolving Internet names

    I am running Ubuntu 12.04 in a VM, NIC is bridged. This machine is a DHCP/DNS server using DNSMASQ. The network has 3 DNS servers:

    The Linux machine, 192.168.15.3
    A special DNS 192.168.15.2...
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    [ubuntu] dnsmasq doesn't work after a reboot

    I installed and configured dnsmasq as both DNS and DHCP server. Works great, nice and simple, and quick!

    But here's the problem. When I reboot, dns & dhcp don't respond. When I log into the...
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    Re: How to autostart virtualbox's virtual machine

    OK, so to be absolutely clear. I am using Ubuntu Desktop (for the Gnome GUI) 12.04 as the Host machine. I created an executable script file in my home folder, I called it "personal-startup" (give...
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    Troubleshoot bind9 DNS Setup Issues

    I followed this excellent post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=236093&highlight=bind9, with a new install of Ubuntu (12.04). I believe I set up everything correctly. However, when I dig my...
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    [gnome] Re: How to get a Terminal window in Gnome?

    Dang, figured it out. I rebooted the VM, and during the boot menu booted into recovery mode, at which point I did the sudo apt-get install gnome-terminal. Bummer that wasn't included in the base...
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    [gnome] Re: How to get a Terminal window in Gnome?

    BTW, I found a blog that said how to install Gnome, here's the link: http://cduu.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/install-gnome-on-ubuntu-11-10-server
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    [gnome] How to get a Terminal window in Gnome?

    I'm fairly new to Ubuntu. I have Ubuntu Desktop, on which I installed Virtual Box, and created a VM where I have installed Ubuntu Server. In an effort to get a GUI, I installed Gnome. Now, the VM...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 11.04 DHCP server not starting

    I have had the same problem on 11.04, tried a purge and reinstall, but the purge apparently did not remove the config file I set up. It still says dhcp3-service is not recognized. Help, anyone?
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    [ubuntu] Extremely slow SATA drive performance

    I have a server that used to be Windows. On Windows, I backed up to the 2TB drive no problem, network is 1Gbps.

    I upgraded the OS to Ubuntu, now on 11.04. Since I upgraded to Ubuntu (I mount the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Samba Issues with 11.10

    You have a lot more Linux experience than I, but I recently solved my Samba issues by installing the "Samba Server Configuration" admin utility. It is a GUI that guided me on setting up my shared...
  15. [ubuntu] Re: Will a manually-mounted volume in Disk Utility be remounted on a reboot?

    Thanks to Xerox for inventing the GUI! I installed a Samba Server Configuration Tool GUI, this allowed me to manage the shares graphically. I don't know what I must have missed, but it is all good...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VNC when user is not logged in??

    Actually, the administration activities are regardless of the VM. I am fine with managing the VM through the web interface. I need to do standard Gnome GUI stuff remotely. VNC means I have to...
  17. [ubuntu] Is there a way to set up a compressed folder?

    In Windows, I can right-click on a folder, pick Properties, and check off "Compress to save disk space" - the folder turns blue, and all files in it or copied to it are compressed on the drive.
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  18. [ubuntu] Re: When ever i hit the d key only lower case all my windows minimize

    OK, very strange! If I use the built-in desktop sharing, I don't have this problem. But, the problem with built-in is the user has to be logged in to be able to log in via VNC. TightVNCServer...
  19. [ubuntu] Re: When ever i hit the d key only lower case all my windows minimize

    OK, I deleted the key binding, rebooted, and still when I press the lower-case D all windows minimize, even in password authentication. I am using Tight VNC Server, Tight VNC Client (Windows), and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: VNC when user is not logged in??

    Yes, I did install ssh. However, I should add what I am calling my server is actually Ubuntu desktop. I have my Windows AD server running in a VM on that machine (it is much more stable as a host...
  21. [ubuntu] Is there a way to default autorun items for new users?

    Windows has a default profile, so if I add startup items there, then the first time a user logs in he will get the default copied.

    There has to be a way to do the same with Ubuntu. I created a...
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    [ubuntu] VNC when user is not logged in??

    This is driving me crazy. It seems I have 2 options using VNC to connect to an Ubuntu box:
    b) connect to a logged-in user's desktop, or
    c) connect to a special reserved desktop just for the VNC...
  23. [ubuntu] Help - Can't install Active Directory Membership

    I have a computer I upgraded from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04. At 10.10 everything was working great - I installed Likewise Open, joined it to my Windows Domain, great. I upgraded it to 11.04. ...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Will a manually-mounted volume in Disk Utility be remounted on a reboot?

    Thanks, haqking - that did work. In Disk Utility it does show the device name of both volumes, so I was able to revise the fstab, and after reboot they mounted just great. Next thing I am...
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Will a manually-mounted volume in Disk Utility be remounted on a reboot?

    Thanks, very interesting. I don't think it is showing all the info, though. I have a 160GB hard drive with the OS on it, that must be /dev/sda, right? Apparently the Ubuntu install partitioned it...
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